The mission of the Research Division is to understand how the movement system is affected by disease, injury, lifestyle, development, and aging, and to understand how movement can be used to promote health by enhancing physical function, activity, and participation across the lifespan.

Our interdisciplinary scientific endeavors include mechanistic and translational investigations at all levels of organization from the cell to society.  Our research is supported by millions of dollars in federal, private foundation, and university funding. We pursue knowledge in a collaborative work environment within the Movement Science Research Center.

Our doctoral and postdoctoral Research Training Programs prepare students for careers at the forefront of physical therapy and movement science research.